Free speech, cancel culture, and taking down statues
“History cannot be changed and should not be erased. The First Amendment was placed first for a reason. It is the bedrock of our nation’s ability to overcome despots like Hitler and to abolish slavery. However, it comes at a price. You may hear things you don’t like or make you uncomfortable. You may see statues or places like the Old Slave Market that offend you because of what they represent. But you also see works of art like the Declaration of Independence. You cannot have one without the other. To limit speech or erase history because you do not personally like it, or because it doesn’t fit your narrative is a step towards liberal and/or conservative fascism. Personal liberty is sacrificed.”
Andrew Pickens is an emergency physician.
He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD articles, “The cancel culture and the erasure of less just times and imperfect people” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/06/the-cancel-culture-and-the-erasure-of-less-just-times-and-imperfect-people.html) and “The DNA of the United States of America.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/07/the-dna-of-the-united-states-of-america.html)
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